Demand for Cosmetic Surgery Stays Strong in Canada

In spite of the recession in Canada, demand for cosmetic surgery still remains strong, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Many Canadians are still heading to the doctor’s office to take care of their appearance, regardless of the tight budget. Facelifts, liposuction and breast augmentation are among the priciest procedures in the United States and Canada, but are still relatively affordable for those who obtain patient financing or take a personal loan to pay for the treatment.

Dr. Sean Rice, a plastic surgeon at Rice Cosmetic Surgery in Toronto, Canada recently interviewed with the Vancouver Sun, and points out that many procedures such as neck liposuction and facelift surgery are in high demand by both men and women. He explains, “I do many more laser lipos for the neck now than I did traditional liposuction in the past…particularly in men who have that ‘turkey gobble.’ I would say it’s now maybe 70 per cent women and 30 per cent men, whereas before it would have been 99 per cent women.”

Laser liposuction for the face and neck area works to remove excess fatty tissue from the jawline and lower cheek areas, to create a more contoured, youthful appearance. Today’s innovative techniques in laser lipo allow for minimal bruising and reduced downtime than traditional procedures. Most face lift procedures can provide results for up to five to seven years, according to Dr. Rice.

Another popular procedure for both men and women is eyelift surgery or the eyelid lift. This procedure is an alternative to full facelift surgery, helping to lift and tighten the skin tissues above and around the eyebrows. Excess skin and fat is typically removed with a C02 laser device.

Canadians are advised to locate a surgeon who is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Further Reading

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • If you need a quick mini-makeover for the holidays and New Year countdown, simple and affordable cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal and dermal fillers may be your best bets.

  • has recently released a fantastic plastic surgery cost infographic for both men and women. Why do people shell out so much money for plastic surgery? Well the answer obviously is to look better and feel wonderful about themselves. In addition, as I have written before, it is becoming the rising trend for job seekers as the job market becomes more and more competitive.